DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, April 7, 2017


Friday, April 7
  • Cheers to Flagstaff FUNdraising Event-6:30PM
  • Parents Night Out for Cheers to Flagstaff-6PM

Monday, April 10
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • PARCC/CMAS Testing Begins
  • Shakespeare Practices-4PM

Tuesday, April 11
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM
  • Board of Directors Mtg 5:30PM

Wednesday, April 12
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM
  • Deadline for PreK-4th Gr. Parent Input Form

Thursday, April 13
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM
  • World of Girl Behavior Workshop-5:30PM

Friday, April 14
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM
  • Board of Directors Elections Extended Deadline-5PM 

Saturday, April 15
  • Student Council Pancake Breakfast-8AM

Sunday, April 16
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM

Monday, April 17
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • Shakespeare Practices-4PM

Tuesday, April 18
  • Board of Directors Annual Meeting & Board Candidate Forum-6:30PM

Wednesday, April 19
  • 2017 Spain and France Trip Info Meeting-4:30PM
  • PTO General Board Meeting-7PM

Thursday, April 20
  • Principal's Coffee-8:30AM
  • SAC Meeting-5PM
  • World of Girl Behavior Workshop-5:30PM
  • 5th Grade Concert-6:30PM

Friday, April 21
  • 100-Mile Club Fun Run-4PM

IntheNews  Hello from Principal Lowe


Dear Parents,

Tonight is the big fundraiser for our Flagstaff PTO and I so hope to see you there! I honestly do not know what we would do without our incredibly supportive PTO.  Your donations help us purchase needed items for our classrooms, provide professional development opportunities for our staff, and give our teachers and students opportunities to think creatively and request special innovation grants. These grants have funded our water bottle fillers, additions to our Greenhouse, and our engineering materials we are using with our elementary students. We would not be able to provide these opportunities without your support, so from the bottom of my heart - thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you tonight at Cheers to Flagstaff!

Robin Lowe
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy



Featured Dragon Volunteer Opportunity!


What: Student Council Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast to support the OUR Center 
Where: Flagstaff Academy Commons
When: Saturday April 15, 2017 
Volunteer Start Time: 7:00 a.m.
Volunteer End Time: 11:30 a.m. 

Please sign up by using our Dragon Volunteer Site!


Raffle and event tickets are available at www.flagstaffacademypto.org .

Need childcare? Dragon Flight is providing a special Cheers to Flagstaff Parent's Night Out! 

Parents/Guardians can enjoy a night in or a night out on the town while students are safe, fun, and comfortable environment. Movies! Arts and Crafts! Bounce House! Dance Room! Face Painting! 

Time:  6:00 p.m.-Midnight
Cost: $25 per student/ $20 for the second student/$5 for each additional student (must be in the same family). 
Includes: Dinner and beverage from Noodles & Company (snacks available at an additional cost)
Location:  Flagstaff Academy

Bring your jammies, a stuffie, sleeping bag, pillow, and toothbrush!

*Registration deadline is 3/31 (prices increase by $5 per student as of 4/1). 

"Cheers to Flagstaff" needs volunteers on the evening of the event!
To sign up: 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4aaea72daafe3-cheers

Having Trouble Receiving PTO Emails?
 
In most cases, the email address we received for you has a typo or you may have unsubscribed to a previous email. If you suspect this is the case, please send a message to the Email Coordinator [ ajpkallal@gmail.com] to make sure we have the most current information for you. You can also set up a filter in your email account to help ensure our messages do not end up in your Junk or Spam folders. Instructions on how to do this for your Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail account can be found  here.


Board of Directors Application Deadline has Been Extended!

 

The Board of Directors Elections Committee has extended the date to apply to Friday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. MDT.

 

Our Board currently has a need for two members with legal, financial, or educational expertise, but most importantly, we are seeking individuals who are passionate about Flagstaff Academy's mission and have a desire to help Flagstaff Academy be the best K-8 public charter school in Colorado.

Please  download and complete the application found on the Board of Directors' webpage and submit it to Elections Chair, Brendan Meuse at  bmeuse@flagstaffacademy.org

  Middle School Announcements:

Middle School is looking for these new or (very!) gently used items:
      • 7 LCR Left-Right-Center Games
      • 3 Bicycle Playing Cards
      • 5 Rummikub- The Original Rummy Tile Game
      • 5 Set: Family Game of Visual
      • 5 Clue Game- Classic

 
A reminder that beginning next week, ALL middle school students need headphones/earbuds for state testing!

Thank you!



Dear Parents,

As we head into our post Spring Break time, it is hard to imagine that we already need to think about next year.  We take placement of students extremely important at Flagstaff Academy. An environment where each child can be the most successful is optimal.  Please take a moment to fill out this short survey  to help assist with the best placement of your child for next year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at  tlong@flagstaffacademy.org and I'm happy to help.
 
The survey will close on  Wednesday, April 12

Thank you so much,

Terri Long
Elementary School Assistant Principal
If it's Spring, it must be time for the annual "Unframed Art Show," featuring our elementary and middle school student art! 

Tuesday, April 11-Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Artists' Open House Night:
Thursday, April 13 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501

"Unframed" is a collaboration between SVVSD and Arts Longmont.

Student Council presents: 

All Proceeds Benefit the OUR Center of Longmont

Date: Saturday, April 15
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: The Commons

Buy Your Tickets Today!
Early Bird Cost: $5 per person/$15 per family (purchased by Thursday, 4/14)
Day of the event Cost: $7 per person/$20 per family

Download this form and turn in with money to Ms. Herman.
 
2016-2017 Yearbook orders are in full swing! Orders can be placed online through mymjthomas.com using the access code fsayb201617Order forms are no longer available, so any orders need to be placed online. Middle School yearbook orders should include the student's advisory teacher name. Yearbook orders need to be received by Monday, April 24th.
2016-2017 Activity Fees are Still Being Accepted!

Yes, your Annual Activity Fees were due on October 1st, but if you haven't paid them yet, we will continue to accept payments! Annual Activity Fees go toward purchasing essential items such as:
  • Student workbooks
  • Consumable classroom supplies
  • Software licensing for technology programs
  • Buses and tickets for field trips
  • Elementary specials program materials
  • Middle School electives
  • Special educational guests
  • Community school supplies
  • (copy paper, tissues, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
Pay Fees Online through
RevTrak

Or pay with cash or check, payable to "Flagstaff Academy." Partial Payments also accepted. 
Families eligible for Reduced/Free Lunch are eligible for reduced or free student activity fees.

To apply, for free/reduced lunch,
click here.

Student Activity Fees payments are non-refundable.
Late parents will be charged $1.00 per minute/per student that they are late. After 15 minutes, they will be signed into Dragon Flight, and required to pay the annual registration fee and $20 drop-in fee. Please consider volunteering to help the after school runs! 

We will have one more afternoon Fun Run, Friday, April 21st!

Join us for these upcoming runs!
Frank Shorter's Race-Broomfield
Date: Sunday, April 9
Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Last Chance District Event at Longmont High School - FREE!
Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  
We are still looking for individuals and companies to help sponsor the 100-Mile Club! What will the funds go towards? 
      • Lanyards and QR codes for students
      • The annual cost of the scanning program each year
      • Additional scanners
      • Staff to help make the 100-Mile Club continue to be a safe place
      • Scholarships for students in need
Want to know more? Click here to learn about 100-Mile Club sponsorships. To sign up for Sponsorship opportunities, fill out this form or contact ecynkar@flagstaffacademy.org 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
With 680 Box Tops Mrs. Brown's Classroom has won Chew Gum at School! 

 Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for a Kickball Party (2,400 Total): 
Slinker 1241 

 Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Total): Preschool 1081 - Saam 1068 - Nielson 950 

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Total): Gianetti 531 - Gourley 525 - Veum 471

Important Reminders: 
  • Please remember to put the student's name, grade and TEACHER in with all Box Tops in a sealable bag/envelope. Box Tops with no teacher name will be included in the general Box Top fund.
  • Please continue to trim the Box Tops prior to submitting them.
  • Please only include NON EXPIRED Box Tops. Box Tops do expire!!!
  • Please note that eBox Tops will not count towards these totals! Although, we appreciate all eBox Top submittals, there is no way to track all of them to a specific classroom. eBox Tops will be included in the school totals, so please submit them. Only actual Box Tops that are turned into the teacher will count towards these classroom awards.

 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Flagstaff Academy's in-house Dragon Flight program provides on-site before and after school care and enrichment classes. Dragon Flight provides students a warm, enriching environment while maintaining Flagstaff Academy's standards and values.

Dragon Flight Summer Camp 2017 - The Great Escape!

Dragon Flight is proud to present Summer Camp 2017: The Great Escape. We will spend our days decoding, unscrambling, and solving our way through the summer. Campers will become private eyes, investigators, explorers, examiners, inquirers, and analyzers, using Breakout.edu to experience our very own escape rooms. We will also offer a variety of activities including water play, outdoor and gym games, free play, technology, science, cooking, plus so much more.
 
       New this summer - Teen Camp!
We are be offering a Dragon Flight teen camp for students entering sixth grade to age 15, with  teen-specific field trips on Mondays and Wednesdays. They can also join regular summer camp for Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday field trips.

 Look in your Friday Folders for the Summer Camp flyer.  Registration is open -  Registration will fill quickly, so don't wait!

Enrichment Information:  
  • All students should meet in the cafeteria at 3:25 p.m. 
  • Every student should bring an afternoon snack to eat in the cafeteria during roll call. 
  • Students should wait on the white wall in the cafeteria after class for their parents to pick them up. Dragon Flight staff will sign each student out to their parents. 
  • Please use the cafeteria doors to pick your child up. You will need to fill out the door code waiver in order to receive a private code for entrance. Staff and other parents will not be letting people in. 
  • If there is no school, there are no classes. For questions, please contact Jeanna Peppler at 303.217.6764 or jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org
To register for after school enrichment classes, late starts, and non school days, please go to  http://tinyurl.com/FSADragonFlight .  

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Wow! Our King Soopers program has already raised $5700 for the Flagstaff Academy PTO. Keep up the shopping and remember to re-load your gift card. The $25 gift certificate from Santiago's in Longmont goes to Ramesh Cherthedath!  Thank you to Santiago's for their ongoing support of Flagstaff Academy.  Remember to reload your King Soopers gift cards in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO.  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/king-soopers-fundraiser.html

Did you know that when you select Flagstaff Academy as your "Amazon Smile" organization, our school receives 0.5% of the price of your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases? Bookmark this link!  
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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